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Atwoli Speaks on Retiring after William Ruto’s Win

COTU boss Francis Atwoli and digit strategist Dennis Itumbi PHOTO/COURTESY

COTU boss Francis Atwoli has clarified claims that he is set to retire following the election of William Ruto as the president elect.

In an update on Facebook, digital strategist Dennis Itumbi said Atwoli was considering retirement after Raila Odinga, his close ally, failed to clinch the top seat.

The blogger who works with Ruto also claimed that Atwoli had scheduled a meeting in regards to his succession.

“COTU SG Francis Atwoli has finally decided to take a backseat. However, he is trying to force a successor. The Labour Movement is however resisting his decision

“Atwoli has called an emergency meeting of the Labour Movement tomorrow,” Itumbi said.

Reacting to the claims, Atwoli confirmed that he had convened a meeting, however, noting that it is a fundraiser for a former Banking, Insurance and Finance Union (BIFU) employee.

He also asked Itumbi to join him for the fundraiser.

“This is a sad moment for us following the death of Bro Isiah Kubai who was the GS of BIFU. We have called for a meeting to conduct a fundraiser in preparation for the burial on Friday in Meru

“Because you come from those sides, you should join us instead of peddling lies,” the COTU boss wrote.

As earlier reported on, Atwoli elicited mixed reactions on social media after giving what he termed as the definition of a hustler.

Speaking during a press conference on Thursday, September 24, Atwoli described a hustler as a fraudster, and male prostitute.

“The brief meaning of hustler is this, a person who implies fraudulent or unscrupulous methods to obtain money. He is a swindler and informal. If you go further utapata a hustler is a male prostitute,” Atwoli said.

He also asked the DP to stop claiming that he is a hustler yet he owns several choppers and expensive establishments.

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“The person telling you about being a hustler owns five choppers, a mansion and owns every empty space in the republic of Kenya,” Atwoli said.

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